Math 365 - Number Theory
Instructor: Arindam Roy
Office: 330 Herman Brown Hall
Office Hours: 2--3 PM, WF or By appointment
Math 365
Location: 427 Herman Brown Hall
Time: 1--1:50 PM, MWF

Textbook: An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, 5th ed. by Niven, Zuckerman and Montgomery.

Basic Plan: We will cover Chapters 1--4, and add some additional topics from Chapters 7 and 8 at the end as time permits. Our goal is to understanding properties of numbers depending mainly on the notion of divisibility. We will also cover some materials on continued fractions and prime numbers.

Assignments: There will be homework each week due on Monday in class. You are allowed (and encouraged) to work with other students while trying to understand the homework problems. However, the homework that you hand in should be your work alone. Late homework will not be accepted, but the lowest score will be dropped.

Grading and Exams: There will be two midterms and a final. The midterm exams will be given on October 9th and on November 20th. The date of the final exam is yet to be determined by the Registrar’s Office. The formula for the course grade is roughly as follows: Homework (15%), Midterms (50%), Final (35%).

Warning: It is the policy of the Mathematics Department that no final may be given early to accommodate student travel plans. If you make travel plans that later turn out to conflict with the scheduled exam, then it is your responsibility to either reschedule your travel plans or take a zero in the final.

Disability Support: Any student with a documented disability seeking academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All such discussions will remain as confidential as possible. Students with disabilities will need to also contact Disability Support Services in the Allen Center.